Mr. Jensen currently serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Healthcare Trust, Inc. and American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III, Inc. He has been in the real estate industry for 20 years, specializing primarily in healthcare properties. Most recently he helped build the healthcare real estate development and acquisition business at DASCO, a national leader in the development, financing, leasing and management of medical office buildings and outpatient facilities. There he established relationships with hospitals and health systems representing $300 million in potential development. Prior to that, Mr. Jensen was a Senior Vice President at Lauth Property Group, where he led and managed the national Healthcare Group with complete financial responsibility for the business. He grew the business from start-up to the 8th largest medical development business in the nation with more than $150 million of annual sales. Mr. Jensen established six regional offices and recruited, developed and led a staff of 42 professionals. At the Hammes Company, a recognized leader in the health care industry, he was a partner and established the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regional office. He also initiated and managed relationships with senior management of client organizations and investment/capital partners. Mr. Jensen received his BA in Economics and Mathematics from Kalamazoo College and his MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. He has his real estate license in Florida. Mr. Jensen has two daughters, ages 7 and 10.
Ms. Kurtz serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. Ms. Kurtz is also a Director of Finance of AR Global, the parent of the sponsor of ARC HT III. Prior to joining AR Global in July 2013, Ms. Kurtz was employed as vice president by The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”), where she served as chief accounting officer for Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc., Carlyle’s business development company. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Kurtz served as director of finance and controller for New Mountain Finance Corporation (“New Mountain”), an exchange-traded business development company. Prior to New Mountain, Ms. Kurtz served as controller at Solar Capital Ltd, an exchange-traded business development company, and in various accounting and financial reporting roles at GFI Group, Inc. Ms. Kurtz began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Ms. Kurtz is a certified public accountant in New York State, holds a B.S. in Accountancy and a B.A. in German from Wake Forest University and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Wake Forest University.
Michael Weil currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III, Inc. He has held and currently holds board positions for many of the publicly-registered, non-traded companies currently sponsored by AR Global. Mr. Weil served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing for American Financial Realty Trust (AFRT), where he was responsible for the disposition and leasing activity for a 37.3 million square foot portfolio. Mr. Weil served as President of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Investment Securities Association (REISA), a leading alternative investments association providing education, networking and advocacy for members.
Portia Sue Perrotty was appointed as an independent director of our company in August 2014. Ms. Perrotty has also served as an independent director of ARC HOST since September 2013, as an independent director of ARC HT since November 2013 and as an independent director of ARC DNAV from August 2013 until August 2014. Ms. Perrotty has served as president and chief executive officer of AFM Financial Services in Cranford, New Jersey since April 2011. Ms. Perrotty also has been an investor and advisor to several small businesses and entrepreneurs in varying stages of development since August 2008. Ms. Perrotty served in the administration of Governor Edward G. Rendell as chief of staff to First Lady, Judge Marjorie Rendell from November 2002 through August 2008. Ms. Perrotty held the position of executive vice president and head of Global Operations for First Union Corp. as a member of the Office of the Chairman from January 2001 to January 2002. Prior to that time, Ms. Perrotty was Banking Group head for the Pennsylvania and Delaware Banking Operations of First Union from November 1998 until January 2001. Ms.Perrotty joined First Union through the merger with Corestates Bank where she served as executive vice president and head of IT and Operations from April 1996 until November 1998. Ms. Perrotty also served as senior executive vice president and head of all Consumer Businesses including Retail Banking, Mortgage Banking, Product Development and Marketing as well as strategic customer information and delivery system development. Ms. Perrotty was a member of the chairman’s staff in each of the companies she served.
Ms. Perrotty serves on several boards including the Board of Trustees of Albright College, where she is currently chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Investment and Property sub committees. Ms. Perrotty also serves as vice chair of the Berks County Community Foundation, and as development chair for the Girls Scouts of Eastern PA Board. Ms. Perrotty has received several awards for community leadership and professional accomplishments including the PA 50 Best Women in Business, the Franciscan Award from Alvernia University, the Albright College Distinguished Alumni Award, the Women of Distinction Award from the March of Dimes, Taking the Lead Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA and the 2006 Champion of Youth Award from Olivet Boys & Girls Club. Ms. Perrotty is a graduate of Albright College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Albright College in 2010. We believe that Ms. Perrotty’s experience as an independent director of ARC HOST, ARC HT and ARC DNAV, her prior business experience and her leadership qualities make her well-qualified to serve on our board of directors.
Buddie J. Penn was appointed as an independent director of American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III, Inc. in August 2014. Mr. Penn has served as president of Penn Construction Group, Inc., a company that provides consulting services in the areas of program infrastructure and management, since January 2010, and has served as president and chief executive officer of Genesis IV, LLC, a company that provides consulting services in the areas of engineering, design and construction, since October 2009. Mr. Penn served as Assistant Secretary (Installations and Environment) of the United States Navy from April 2005 to September 2009, and also served as Acting Secretary of the Navy from March to May 2009. As Assistant Secretary (Installations and Environment) of the Navy, Mr. Penn was responsible for managing Navy and Marine Corps real property, housing and other facilities totaling 72,500 buildings and 4,484,000 acres with a plant replacement value of $215 billion. Prior to becoming the Assistant Secretary (Installations and Environment) of the Navy, Mr. Penn was the Director of Industrial Base Assessments for the Navy from October 2001 to March 2005. Mr. Penn earned a Masters of Science from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. We believe that Mr. Penn’s experience in various leadership positions in the Navy and his experience managing thousands of buildings and millions of acres of real estate make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Mr. Leahy joined in February 2012 and currently serves as Vice President of Asset Management. He oversees leasing and asset management for several AR-Global sponsored programs. Prior to joining AR Global, Mr. Leahy spent two years with Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) as a Regional Vice President where he oversaw the leasing and asset management of approximately 1.4 million square feet of medical office properties located in multiple markets. Prior to joining HTA, Mr. Leahy spent five years with Cole Real Estate Investments where he served as the company’s Director of Portfolio Management and Director of Real Estate. While at Cole, Mr. Leahy developed the company's key portfolio management systems and underwriting procedures,completing the disposition of over 50 net leased properties. Before joining Cole, Mr. Leahy spent four years with Lowe Enterprises, Inc., a national pension fund advisor, where he was involved with acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and asset management for the company’s Arizona portfolio of institutional quality office and retail properties. Prior to Lowe, Mr. Leahy worked as a Real Estate Consulting Manager for the Phoenix Office of Ernst & Young LLP (formerly Kenneth Leventhal & Company). Mr. Leahy is a licensed real estate broker and certified public accountant in the State of Arizona. Mr. Leahy received a Bachelor of Science Degree with majors in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arizona.
Benjamin Hatz serves as Vice President of Acquisitions for American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III, Inc. Prior to his work with several of the AR Global sponsored healthcare REITs starting in April of 2014, Mr. Hatz served as Director of Acquisitions for the real estate investment firm ProMed Properties, Inc., where his primary responsibility was to identify, underwrite, structure, and close transactions, both off-market and on-market. Prior to ProMed, he served as a Vice President at Citi Property Investors, the private equity opportunistic real estate investment arm of Citi, where he originated and closed investments in various asset classes and locations. Mr. Hatz is also a member of the Urban Land Institute. He earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BS from Cornell University.